Friday, December 24, 2010
What a week! I mentioned in my last post that my youngest had come down with something. Guess who followed right behind him? I was finally feeling better yesterday evening and quickly got to work making up for lost time. I've got dozens and dozens of truffle balls in the fridge, but couldn't bear the thought of hand-dipping them into chocolate. So, into the freezer they went, putting me waaaaaay ahead for Valentine's Day - woohoo! Instead, I pulled out a quick, easy and delicious recipe a friend passed along last year ... Comet's White Chocolate Crunch:
10 ounces pretzels
2 cups peanuts
5 cups Cheerios
5 cups Corn Chex
16-ounce bag of M&M's
2 12-ounce bags of white chocolate chips
3 T vegetable oil
Mix the first five ingredients in a very large bowl (this makes a LOT). Melt the chips and oil in the microwave or in a double-boiler, and pour over the cereal mixture. Stir well and spread onto wax paper. When cool, break into chunks. Note: For Valentine's Day, make Cupid's Crunch - just swap the Christmas M&Ms for Valentine-colored ones.
I packaged the Comet Crunch into cracker jars that I get at Target for around $3-$4 each. I wrapped a length of wide green striped ribbon around each jar, then decorated the lids with accordian-fold medallions.
The sentiment is from one of my favorite holiday sets this year -- JustRite's Whimsical Christmas. The papers are from The Girls' Paperie Tinsel & Twig collection. Behind the medallion is a scalloped border circle die-cut that was made using a Spellbinders Lacy Circle Nestabilities.
Be sure to check out the Sale & Specials section at Stamper's Dream for lots of markdowns on Christmas and other items!
In case I don't get a chance to post tomorrow, Merry Christmas to all!